halloweenparty2020We invite kids young and old to celebrate Halloween at UUAA on Saturday, October 31, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
We will have fun activities - pumpkin decorating, a costume parade, and candy for all kids!

To ensure safety for all participants we require everyone attending to wear masks and maintain social distancing. Our space is limited, as we can only have 4 groups of 14 people that will stay together throughout the event. 

For full details, check out this document. And you can use this link to reserve a spot.  

Questions? Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Greetings UUAA Womyn!

Mark your calendar and RSVP to Sandy Eyl!

The UUAA Outdoors Womyn will have an outdoor bonfire, lakefront relaxation and paddle event in the early afternoon Sunday October 25th near Chelsea. For details contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. More details will be coming closer to the event date.

Outdoors Womyn welcomes new participants. If you love outdoor activities, consider joining this fun group! Partners, children and dogs are often welcome to join in this group’s fun outings. Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to join.

jack o lanternJoin the fun - Pumpkins and Pledges - Saturday, October 24

You can enter the First Annual UUAA Pumpkin Carving Contest!

There are four prize categories:

  • Ages 11 and under: $50 gift card to Target
  • Ages 12-18: $50 gift card to Target
  • Ages 18+: $50 gift certificate to the UUA InSpirit Bookstore
  • Most UU (All ages): $50 gift certificate to the UUA InSpirit Bookstore

Sign up here to enter your jack-o-lantern in the pumpkin carving contest. All entries need to be preregistered and dropped off in the UUAA parking lot on Saturday, October 24 between noon and 4:30pm.

From 6pm - 8pm, all are invited to drive through our jack-o-lantern festival and vote for your favorites! From the comfort of your car, you can view the jack-o-lanterns, vote online, pick up a fall treat of donuts or popcorn, and drop off your UUAA annual pledge if you haven't already.

To help volunteer for this event, sign up using this link.

Questions? Contact Hannah Hotchkiss at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Coordinator of Congregational Life, Quiana Perkins will be hosting an open hour every Wednesday in October at 6:00 pm to connect and be in community. For the month of October, She will be revisiting some of the most popular Welcome UU Back Week sessions. On Wednesday Oct 14, she will be joined be Beth Hospadaruk to discuss Stewardship at UUAA.  Here are some of the zoom events:

Oct 21: Communications - POSTPONED - watch for a new date.

Oct 28: ENGAGE! Groups at UUAA

Link: October Zoom Events for Congregational Life

chaliceflameIntroduction to Our Faith classes will be offered on Saturdays, October 17 & 24, from 10:00 am to noon. This two-session class launches you on your way toward membership or just a deeper understanding of this congregation and faith. We will share our spiritual journeys, explore the history of Unitarian Universalism and this congregation, give you the chance to contemplate your calling, discuss how to get involved, and look at the meaning and responsibilities of membership. This class is a prerequisite to membership at UUAA. 

Register by Monday, October 12 using this link or email Welcome Ministries Coordinator Hannah Hotchkiss at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

singleEnergyTile30 new inscribed tiles have been installed in UUAA's re-configured Energy Plaza representing $500 in donations over the past 2-years. This made possible 30 additional solar panels on the roof of the Social Hall. Thank you donors!

UUAA now has 102 rooftop panels, plus the ten panels that form the dual-axis tracking solar array  in the front prairie. Read more about our energy projects...

Because nearly 10-years have passed since the first Energy Plaza tiles were installed, congregant Debra Golden generously updated the appearance of the original tiles (and added a bit of color to some!) while the new ones were being added.  Thank you Debra!

As the church continues toward its goal of Net Zero in offset of use of fossil fuels, we hope more congregants will donate a panel for placement on the ample and open south-facing roof.  Want to help? Follow this link to support our renewable energy projects...

Thank you to many UUAA congregants who have emailed and phoned about our Prison Books program.  Unfortunately the program is inactive at the moment...our storage area is locked, our volunteers are sheltering in place, and the prisons are not accepting books because of COVID-19 precautions. You can let us know at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you'd like to be added to our email group (used only to provide news and find volunteers for our work).

At our congregation's 2020 Annual Meeting in May, the Board of Trustees introduced a draft set of statements for UUAA's mission, vision and purpose. The statements were created by members of the Board, Vision Leadership Team, UUAA staff, and our Vision 20/50 consultants. They were endorsed by the Board in May. Please watch for information on how all congregants can provide feedback on the statements. Members will vote on adoption at a later congregational meeting. Please take time to read and think about these draft statements of UUAA Mission, Vision and Purpose.

 

 

 

In care for our community's health our building is completely closed. Our online community is alive with activities and ready to welcome you!

Gather with us for our online services Sundays at 11:30

Subscribe to our YouTube Channel

Learn about our online UUAA community

 

chaliceflameThis winter congregants and staff at UUAA have been in conversation about what matters to us in our Sunday services. Three documents are available that show some of this ongoing conversation.

- On Sunday, January 19, 2019, a "snapshot survey" gathered comments and suggestions about Sunday services from 362 participants (we currently have 632 adult members). Participants were very positive in their remarks, especially about music and staff. You can follow this link to see the summarized results, including a link to the full (anonymized) collected results.

solarpanelsThe Climate Action and Green Building committees invite you to become a part of the landscape of renewable energy at UUAA by making a donation to add to the number of solar panels on the church roof (and having a tile with your inscription added to the Energy Plaza).

You can pick up a Sustainable UUAA brochure from the literature rack in the entryway or follow this link for more information and a downloadable donation form.